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    Gold plated Trumpet

    So I got a stomvi combi, used and worn but still in good playing condition. It's pretty scratched up, not too noticeable from a distance but definitely up close. I was always used to silver trumpets, so polishing them and keeping them shiny and healthy was a habit of mine. What I'm interested in is doing the same for my gold trumpet. I want it to shine once more. What can I use to make the gold shine and keep it that way. I know gold normally requires little maintenance. I've heard of just bathing it with warm water (or hot) and soap (will any brand do?). Also heard of hagerty products. Input guys?

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    Re: Gold plated Trumpet

    Warm water with a little mild dish washing liquidis all that is necessary to clean it. I keep a microfibre cleaning cloth in the case with my gold plated Eclipse and wipe it down after playing to remove fingerprints that seem to attract dirt.

    I would be very careful of polishing it, commercial gold plating is usually around 4-5 microns thick, 1 micron = 1/1000 mm. Scratches are almost impossible to remove unless very shallow, it is easy to go through the gold.

    Regards, Stuart.

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    Re: Gold plated Trumpet

    Non ammonia window cleaner and a soft cloth.
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